Niki Cruz

Jill Scott and the Spirit of James Brown

July 28, 2014

Get On Up is an intimate portrait of James Brown as a captivating performer and a troubled young man. Soul singer Jill Scott plays Brown’s second wife, Deedee Jenkins.

Tom Felton’s Television Villain

June 9, 2014

In the new TNT miniseries Murder in the First, the slow-burning crime drama from Eric Lodal and Steven Bochco, Tom Felton trades the wizardry of Hogwarts for the wizardry of San Francisco’s tech world.

Closing in on Milo Ventimiglia

November 27, 2013

In the early 2000s, Milo Ventimiglia was the prime cut of teen heartthrobs. This month, Ventimiglia returns to television in the TNT series Mob City.

Bro-ing Down with Jeremy Luke

September 26, 2013

In Don Jon, New York native Jeremy Luke proves he’s the quintessential bro, high-fiving Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Jon Martello every time they see a “dime” at the club. He’s the hype man you want on your side on the dance floor.

A Closer Look at Dave Franco

May 30, 2013

In Now You See Me, Franco plays Jack, a rookie illusionist that comes into his own as one of the Four Horsemen, a group of highly capable magicians who together pull off the biggest heists in the world.

Into the Mind of James McAvoy

April 4, 2013

James McAvoy often seems to find himself in the middle of high-stakes situations. Whether it’s at the violent hands of Forest Whitaker’s Idi Amin in his 2006 breakout role in The Last King of Scotland, or enduring the violent, torturous wrath of Vincent Cassel’s mobster in Trance, the Scottish actor goes for the jugular.

The Staggering Nicholas Hoult

January 31, 2013

Spinning the old theme of the typical Romeo and Juliet love story with a refreshing, zombified twist, Warm Bodies exudes the kind of young, quick-witted, and often humorous attittude most zombie films are missing.

Daniel Schechter’s Micro Scope

January 24, 2013

If there were a perfect motto to describe director/writer Daniel Schechter’s career trajectory, it could be found uttered by Alex Karpovsky’s character in Schechter’s latest effort Supporting Characters: “Do it better next time.”

A Snapshot with Kevin Mazur

January 9, 2013

As a professional photographer for Rolling Stone, Kevin Mazur has spent the majority of his career behind the camera, immortalizing moments for the likes of Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and Ozzy Osbourne. In the last decade, though, after noticing a dramatic shift from those around him at concerts and red carpet events, an intrigued Mazur decided to turn the lens on his own industry to direct his first film, $ellebrity.

Ciaran Foy’s Inside Job

November 7, 2012

In Citadel, Ciaran Foy’s handheld camera work captures a quick-paced, first-person approach—sophisticated, yet gritty—to his subject: agoraphobic and single father Tommy (Aneurin Barnard), who lives in the dank slums of Ireland.

Matthew Lillard Does Punk Proud

November 6, 2012

13 years after SLC Punk!, Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules The World, could easily be one of the best love notes to the punk culture for the next generation of kids.